As a public community gallery for the 1000 Islands region located in downtown Brockville, our mission is to enhance visual literacy and provide vivid cultural experiences through engaging historical artistic traditions and innovative modern visual arts exhibits.
Special Display Case Exhibit – Gnomes!
Non-fiction Reading Room Gallery
September – November 2019
Abstraction in the 1000 Islands
In the artistic hub of the 1000 Islands, where realistic landscapes and portraiture are the predominant subject matter, there is a small pocket of artists that believe in being able to expand the viewers mind, go beyond the familiar, and seek out an alternate reality through abstraction. This group exhibition includes the work of: Robin Baker, Christina Chrysler, Diana Earle, Diane Godwin-Sheridan, Charles Low, Pam Warren Mckinnon, Brenda Miller, Fraser Radford, Laurie Sponagle, Maxwell Starshine, and Maureen Wharton. Expressing their views through a variety of media such as drawing, painting, photography, and encaustics, this exhibition invites the viewer to take a leap of faith into the unknown, and have a glimpse into multiple perspectives of the artist’s mind.
This exhibition will be on display at the Brockville Public Library from September 3rd until November 30th, 2019. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM.
Fiction Reading Room Gallery
November 2019 through January 2020
Brockville Thousand Islanders Branch of Ontario Hooking Craft Guild
Discover the beauty of colour, design and technique used in the ancient craft of rug hooking.
Young Adult Gallery
BCI student – Digital OCs
Open Call to Artists
Brockville Public Library accepts submissions for our exhibit programming roster. Established and emerging visual artists are invited to submit exhibition proposals. Preference will be given to local artists from the 1000 Islands area. The Library provides promotion through online and social media and offers the opportunity for an opening reception. The Brockville Public Library does not charge exhibition fees or commission on sales; however donations, either financial or in kind, are appreciated.
Note: We are currently seeking art to be displayed starting in April 2019. If you are interested in exhibiting your artwork in our galleries please fill out the Exhibit Proposal Form and submit to Brandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Permanent Art Collection
The Galleries @ Brockville Public Library holds a number of works of art on exhibit by historical and contemporary Canadian artists, including Lawren Harris, as well as Brockville Arts School artists R.H. Lindsay, Richard Jack, Frederick Coburn and Percy Woodcock who were integral artists in the community from 1886 to 1898.